Tom Heath
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Description

I'm currently a Researcher in the Platform Division at Talis, working in the field of recommender systems and collective intelligence in a Linked Data/Semantic Web context. Before joining Talis I studied for my PhD at the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University in the UK.

My PhD research was focused on using the Semantic Web to support recommendation-seeking in social networks. Specifically the aim was to: understand how people choose word of mouth information sources from among members of their social networks, and the factors that affect these source-selection decisions; model these processes as computational algorithms so they can be replicated in an online environment; build Semantic Web-based systems that support people in information seeking through their trusted social networks. See Research and Publicationsfor a few more details.


Lectures:

tutorial
flag How to Publish Linked Data on the Web
as author at  7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Karlsruhe 2008,
together with: Michael Hausenblas, Christian Bizer, Richard Cyganiak, Olaf Hartig,
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  debate
flag Linked Data: Now what?
as author at  7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion 2010,
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debate
flag Linked Data: Now what?
as author at  7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion 2010,
together with: Dieter Fensel, Sören Auer, Aldo Gangemi, Carlos Pedrinaci, Noshir Contractor,
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  lecture
flag Recipes for Semantic Web Dog Food - The ESWC and ISWC Metadata Projects
as author at  6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Busan 2007 ,
together with: Knud Moller (coauthor),
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